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Counselling Children and Young People (11-18) MA/PG Dip

York St John University

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    York St John University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course overview

This is a 2 year part time course which helps counselling practitioners gain theoretical and practical experience of working with children and young people aged between 11 to 18 years. The theoretical basis of the course is humanistic-integrative, with equal weight given to the study of theory, developing the skills practice of working with children and young people and the exploration of your own personal development. Our team are experienced practitioners and trainers who are active researchers and draw on a 30-year tradition of counsellor training.

After your first term you will be expected to have secured a suitable placement. You will need to complete a total of 50 hours of supervised practice by the end of the course.

In your first year you will focus on:

  • Gaining the knowledge and understanding needed to work ethically and therapeutically with children and young people
  • Developing practice skills while working within a placement setting
  • Developing yourself as a practitioner using a personal development model.

The second year builds upon the theoretical and experiential framework created in year one.

You can leave with a PG Dip award after fully completing year 1 and the first term of year 2. If you want to leave with the full MA award you will go on to study a further 2 terms. In this time you will study a research theory and practice module and go on to complete a dissertation module in your final term.

Career outcomes

This course is for qualified counsellors who want to go on to specialise in working with children and young people. On graduation you will be equipped to work with children and young people in settings such as:

  • Schools and colleges
  • Healthcare
  • Social care
  • Youth services and agencies
  • Children's centres
  • Voluntary sector care agencies

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University information

York St John University

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  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

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